Friday, January 29, 2016

Fall In Line - A Secret Share!!!

Last summer I had to wonderful opportunity to work on a special secret project.   I am sure you have heard a lot about it recently, as it has been hoping along . . . so I am so excited to get to share it today!!   I had the wonderful privilege to make one of the Gallery Quilts for the newly released Moda All-Stars, All In A Row book and here it is, beautifully photographed by Brent Kane!!  I am calling it Fall In Line :)


I absolutely loved being a tiny part of this book!!  The rows are so much fun to make and each of them are so very different and yet they all pull together so nicely.  I obviously took up the fall themed quilt and I just love it!!! 



I wanted to give it a beautiful fall theme, but not in traditional fall fabrics.  So I choose to use your normal autumn colors of yellow, orange, green, and browns, but did them in bright tones of the colors.  The fabrics are selections from Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two, Meadowbloom by April Rosenthal and Prairie by Corey Yoder.    Doesn't it just give it such a happy fall feel ;)  


And the fun thing about a Row quilt is there are no rules!!!  I, in my need for symmetry, decided to repeat some rows to create a central focal row and then do a giant row border of what felt like a million flying geese ;)  It was just so fun to really just play with each row and see where the design evolved.  The book has so many awesome examples of how you can really mix it up and make each quilt your own quilt.  


When it came time to quilt, I decided on an all over curly q.  My goal was to have one more element that tied each of the rows together and I think it did just that ;)  


And I just love all of that yummy texture.  Doesn't it just make you want to snuggle up in it!!!


And that is Fall In Line ;)   I hope you just love it as much as I do and check it out in All In A Row ;) 
And just in case you haven't heard, Moda is going to be doing a Row Along starting February 1st!!!!  I am so excited and this time will be making a Christmas quilt ;)   More on that to come.  


I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's, Quilt Story, and Sarah's ;)




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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful job , I have seen some of the work done with the quilt along , but I too have a need for symmetry, It was the first thing I noticed in your version of the quilt , love the colours, love it all ! I think I need that book!

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  2. I've been following the blog hop and love all the different rows. I like how you've chosen a few to make a great example of how you can use the book. Thanks.

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  3. This is gorgeous Melissa. Love your choices of blocks, repeating the rows, and especially your happy fabric choices.

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  4. I didn't realize it was you who made this beautiful quilt! Love it:-)

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  5. Gorgeous work of all these beautiful rows! It is vibrant and endearing. Love it!

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  6. I am starting to wonder if you ever sleep? Or maybe you just design LOTS more quilts in your sleep? It is beautiful

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  7. Were you in the 'row pageant' during the schoolhouse last fall? I just saw that on video yesterday and it was absolutely hysterical. Quilt designers are awesome! I'm thinking of doing the row along but i've got some many BOMs going ...

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  8. What a great interpretation of a modern autumn quilt. Lovely!

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  9. Your input is just lovely and I really am enjoying this row parade, thanks!

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  10. What a great quilt! I love your idea to use the brighter versions of traditional fall colors. Your great photo of the quilting texture just adds to the perfection for me. :-)

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  11. I LOVE this quilt Melissa!! It is just a perfect blend of fabrics and colors and quilt blocks. I really want to make one just like it, but I don't want to be a complete copy-cat!! :-) I'll see where it takes me! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H

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  12. Unusual colouring almost apricot orange but a beautiful quilt. You must be happy

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  13. Love this. Beautiful colors and love the repeat rows in this quilt!

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  14. Congratulations for being part of the secret. What a beautiful quilt. I really like row quilts. I have made one so far, and have another in progress.

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  15. I LOVE the bright fall colors! I'm not usually a huge fan of muted fall colors, but I could definitely get on board with these!

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  16. Me encanta el quilt, tiene todo, bloques y colorido, estupendo
    Besos

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa